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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 9, 2010 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Never thought it was possible

I've seen them twice now, Asbury Park and Atlantic City. At Asbury, I was right in front row, smack dab in between Bob and Phil, and it was truly awesome seeing them on stage again, playing together, having fun, interacting with each other and the rest of the band. Atlantic City, on the other hand, was oversold, crowded, and I was way far in the back, albeit hanging with my wife and good friends, but it wasn't the same experience at all. It was much less of a thrill being so far away (being short and half blind) and having only the light show and the frankly mediocre sounds to wash over us.

For me, both nights, the quality of the music was secondary to the whole experience of being there, actually seeing them on stage, seeing friends, etc. I'd still recommend going but try to get close to the stage, see how great these old friends look doing what they love one more time.